The Lynn community mourns the passing of university trustee Arthur Landgren who died June 8 at the age of 83 after a long battle with COPD and kidney failure.
Landgren, brother of former Lynn First Lady Helen Ross, played a pivotal role in the history and advancement of the university. He worked with President Emeritus Donald Ross at Wilmington College and was instrumental in the growth of Marymount into the College of Boca Raton and finally Lynn University. He continued to serve and guide the institution for 40 years as a trustee, joining the board in October 1976. He also spent 27 years working on campus as the director of continuing education, director of purchasing, treasurer and secretary to the university, before becoming a university consultant in 2011. The Landgren Chapel on campus is named in honor of his parents.
Landgren believed in the potential of Lynn from the very beginning and continued to support the campus community throughout the remainder of his life. He was a member of Lynn's prestigious Leadership Society and generously gave to the Conservatory of Music, Gingerbread Holiday Concert, theatre arts program and Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center. In addition to the arts, he also gave to the university's annual fund, student scholarships and the Remembrance Plaza.
Landgren previously served in the United States Army during the Korean War, was employed by the New York telephone company, and earned degrees from City College of New York and Wilmington College.
A service will be held Saturday, June 11 at 11:30 a.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Delray Beach. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to Lynn University.